Lecture by Jedediah Caesar

Presented as part of the Grad Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series
November 15, 2012 7:30 pm

Jedediah Caesar, "Gleaner Stone", 2008-2011, Collected material, urethane, pigment, End brick, Courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

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Los Angeles-based artist Jedediah Caesar creates sculptures from amassed and congealed materials that speak to process, temporality, and location in contemporary art. Filling containers with found objects from a specific site—a road trip through California, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, or his own studio—Caesar collects and recombines a variable grouping of natural and man-made refuse which he sets in resin and then slices. The result is a compression and reorganization of time and place into forms that flirt between the abstract and real, painting and sculpture, and old and new.

Recent solo shows include De Cordova Museum in Boston, MA and the D’Amelio Gallery in New York, NY, along with a showing in the Venice Beach Biennial in Venice, CA this past summer.

His work is included in the collections of The New Museum, New York, NY, Saatchi Gallery, London, England, The Blanton Museum, University of Texas at Austin, TX and The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Gallery representation by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and D’Amelio Gallery, New York.

He has a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

http://www.decordova.org/art/exhibition/platform-9-jedediah-caesar